hello

the first post is here! i thought about doing it chronologically, day by day. but, then i decided to go with some themes. and today’s post is in honor of all of the history that is a part of berlin. of course, we only scraped a tiny bit of of the surface of the history that runs through the streets of the city. still, we saw some pretty cool things and it only leaves me wanting to go back… soon!

i love history. discovering & uncovering little hidden & unknown stories of the past. connecting with people from another time. finding out who we are now based on who we have been. anyway… enough writing. time for photos!

the wallIMG_8250 DSC_0198 DSC_0179 DSC_0213 DSC_0264

where east meets west: standing “on” the wall
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memorial to lgbt persecuted under the national socialist regimeDSC_0219

 memorial to the murdered jews of europeDSC_0222 DSC_0230 DSC_0234

brandenburg gate
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at this station, thousands said goodbye to one another as they passed over from west to east. a place of many tears.IMG_8246

checkpoint charlieDSC_0262 IMG_8293 IMG_8290

east berlin today. funky. DSC_0336 DSC_0340 (1) IMG_8333

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peace and love. and tolerance.